Jennifer Lopez Slammed by Steve Van Zandt's Wife When She Forgot His Name on 'American Idol'
During the March 24 episode of American Idol, Jennifer Lopez forgot the name of Mackenzie Bourg's mentor, Steven Van Zandt, which caused outrage to his wife, Maureen Van Zandt.
Apparently, Lopez did not enjoy Bourg's performance but it appears that the wife of Van Zandt was also not happy that the "Waiting for Tonight" singer forgot his name on air.
After Bourg's performance with his own version of Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me,” Lopez was the first to comment saying that she loves the song but didn't like the way Bourg performed it. She added that she wanted to hear the version of Bourg before his mentor changed it.
“I would have liked to have heard what you did originally before…uh, uh… mentor?” Since Lopez went completely blank, Keith Urban and her fellow judges prompted her that it was Van Zandt who mentored Bourg.
The unfortunate memory lapse of Lopez did not please Van Zandt's wife who slammed the actress-turned-singer on Twitter saying, "Really @JLo needs to f**k off," Billboard reported.
But the rant did not end there. She continued writing tweets about the diva saying, "shows how little homework she does. Or how little she retains. And Stevie did not do that arrangement," ending her rant with, "she knows nothing about the rock world. And is a music judge?"
Some of the tweets were already removed but some are still visible in her feed. When Van Zandt's wife cooled down she tweeted apologizing to the singer.
“You seem like a nice person. Sorry I offended you. You must understand I will always defend my family & friends. It’s instinctive,” she wrote according to New York Daily News.
Van Zandt is a guitarist of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and was also part of the Sopranos series. In-house mentor and Big Machine Records head Scott Borchetta invited the musician to mentor the top five contestants for classic rock songs.